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Violinist, Romana was born in Poznan, Poland. She is currently a postgraduate student at the Royal College of Music in the class of Maciej Rakowski, where she is holding Denis and Sylvia Forbes Scholarship.
She studied at the Ignacy Padarewski Academy of Music with Marcin Baranowski and graduated with honours the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in class of Krzysztof Smietana, where she was awarded a scholarship by Prof. Barry Ife.
Romana is a winner of numerous competitions and awards – Musicians Benevolent Fund Postgraduate Performance Award, London United Kingdom ( 2012 ) a special award for outstanding performance of W. Lutoslawski Subito at the Kenneth Page Foundation (United Kingdom, 2011), 1st prize at the International Violin Competition in Pontivrea (Italy, 2007), 3rd prize at the International Violin Competition Premia Rok Jakaj (Italy, 2007) and 1st prize at the National String Competition in Poznan (Poland, 2003).
She performed in Poland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and United Kingdom as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. She was a member of the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, the Polish National Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra - leading 2nd violin section, the Guernsey Symphony Orchestra and the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra.
As an orchestral musician she played under the baton of Sir Colin Davis, Peter Stark, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Jan Krenz, Jerzy Salwarowski, Karl Veen, Jan Holtrop, James Gaffigan, Grzegorz Nowak, Marcin Sompoliński. She also performed in a classical trio in Wesley’s Chapel as part of Devonia Concert Series and solo in the Polish Social and Cultural Association Centre in London. She took part in several master classes and received coaching from Charles Owen , Caroline Palmer, Charles Roscoe and Mark Messenger.
Romana’s family have traditionally been teachers. Since a young child Romana has always wanted to pass on her knowledge. She has attained Qualified Teacher Status and is also a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians.
Throughout her learning experience both in Poland and the UK she has come to realise the importance of balance between creativity and discipline.
She works with all students at all levels from beginners through to more advanced musicians. Teaching on a one to one basis through to large groups provides Romana with a great deal of satisfaction. Taking a professional approach to all tuition produces exceptional results.
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